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FILE - In this May 23, 2014 file photo, grocery and dairy assistant Reyna DeLoge stocks dairy products that only use milk from pasture-raised cows, at Vitamin Cottage Natural Grocers, in Denver. As Americans continue turning away from milk, an industry group is pushing back at its critics with a social media campaign trumpeting the benefits of milk. (AP Photo/Brennan Linsley, File)

Milk industry fights back against ‘anti-dairy folks’

Monday, January 26, 2015

The milk industry is fed up with all the sourness over dairy. As Americans continue turning away from milk, an industry group is pushing back at its critics with a social media campaign trumpeting the benefits of milk. The association says it needs to act because attitudes about milk are deteriorating more rapidly, with vegan groups, non-dairy competitors and other …

5 ways unmanned drones could affect the American food supply

Monday, January 26, 2015

Herding cattle. Counting fish. Taking an animal’s temperature. Applying pesticides. When it comes to drones, “your imagination can go pretty wild in terms of what would be possible,” says Roger Johnson, president of the National Farmers Union. This month, the Federal Aviation Administration issued the first permit for agricultural use of unmanned aerial …

Gordon Ramsay loses court battle over $1M rent on London pub

Wednesday, January 21, 2015

Celebrity chef Gordon Ramsay is facing a kitchen nightmare after a British judge ruled him personally liable for rent on a London gastropub. Ramsay accused his father-in-law, Christopher Hutcheson, of using an autopen machine to forge his signature on a document making Ramsay personal guarantor for the 640,000-pound ($1 million) annual rent. But High Court judge Paul Morgan ruled that the contract was …

Marry the flavors of Buffalo chicken wings and barbecue ribs

Wednesday, January 7, 2015

We know what you want for your Super Bowl party. You want big, bold flavors. You want rich, meaty goodness. All of which is to say, you want grub. We got grub. We came up with these boneless …

AP-GfK Poll: Americans support menu labeling

Wednesday, January 7, 2015

Most Americans favor labeling calories on menus in fast food and sit-down restaurants. That’s according to an Associated Press-GfK poll conducted last month that found most favor labels for prepared foods in the grocery store, too. The poll was conducted just after the Food and Drug Administration announced …

All about that taste

Wednesday, January 7, 2015

Listen to Renee Erickson – chef-owner of four of Seattle’s most extraordinary restaurants and the author of the new cookbook A Boat, a Whale & a Walrus – and you’ll hear her use one word more than any …

New restaurant will include some former Cat ’n Fiddle favorites

Tuesday, January 6, 2015

The son of the former Cat ’n Fiddle owner is opening an eatery of his own in Concord. John Barous hopes to open Barous’ Family Restaurant at 94 Fort Eddy Road in a couple of weeks – likely …

California: Bar glasses that are anything but ordinary

Sunday, January 4, 2015

Have some fun with your collection of barware. These glasses are anything but ordinary. Major Scale Musical Wine Glasses Musical notes are labeled on the outside of the glass – so you can tap or run your finger …

Even as popular discount ends, Market Basket customers are loyal

Saturday, January 3, 2015

Evelyn Smith placed a box of bright orange clementines in the trunk of her car, parked outside Market Basket on Fort Eddy Road in Concord. Smith is one of the famously loyal customers who frequents the grocery chain …

New diet guidelines might pull back from meat

Saturday, January 3, 2015

Where’s the beef? A panel that advises the U.S. Agriculture Department appears set to recommend that you be told not only what foods are better for your own health, but also for the environment. That means that when …

Transform junk food image

Saturday, January 3, 2015

Fast-food chains have a New Year’s resolution: Drop the junk. As people express distaste for food they think is overly processed, McDonald’s, Taco Bell and other chains are trying to shed their reputation for serving reheated meals that …

New Year’s Eve a night to rake in the dough at Concord restaurants

Wednesday, December 31, 2014

If you are in the restaurant business, few nights are as lucrative as New Year’s Eve. “Tonight will be crazy busy,” Thomas Kum, owner of Moritomo Japanese Steak House and Sushi Bar in Concord, said yesterday. Both the …

Venezuela faces ice cream shortage

Wednesday, December 31, 2014

Setting aside for a moment whether it is appropriate to be serving trout-flavored ice cream, let alone scoops of something called “mushroom in wine sauce,” the closure of a favorite Venezuelan ice cream shop has turned into a new symbol of the country’s fast-melting economy. This week the …